I purchased Campbell Soups slow cooker recipe book a few years ago. This recipe is one of my favorites out of the book. I use the boneless beef short ribs, (less fat, more meat) and imported dark German beer. Wonderful flavor and tender ribs every time. A good tip to remember is the better the beer, the better the flavor. Save the bud light for drinking!
I made these ribs last April for my husbands birthday. My brother-in law and his wife were there and they all loved, loved, loved these ribs. I am making them tomorrow now for my brother-in-law's birthday and my hubby is like a little kids waiting for them. I used Newcastle for the beer. It absolutely has to be dark beer without a doubt. I also use some Old Bay for seasoning. YUMMM
These are good short ribs. I've followed "beef & beer" recipies before, and the beer you use makes a big difference in flavor. Also, my store only had 2 lb. packages of short ribs, so I mixed the ribs with 1 lb of beef stew meat. The ribs taste better than the stew meat. Maybe the fat is better at absorbing the flavor. Anyway, I'm glad I used the dark beer and bone in ribs.
I feel terrible writing this, but we really did not enjoy this recipe at all. The sauce is missing something and I can't figure out what it is. The sauce was very bland and couldn't be doctored up to taste better. I have made much better short ribs with other recipes on the site.
I have never cooked short ribs before but I had found some on sale and this looked like a great recipe. They turned out wonderful...falling off the bone good and I served the sauce over red skinned mashed potatoes. I used a dark beer in these. Made for 1-2-3 Tag.
As far as crock pot ribs go these were some of the best I have had. The fat in the ribs always dilutes the flavor of the sauce in the crock, but this sauce held up pretty well, I added salt and pepper after cooking and skimmed most of the fat off the sauce before serving. I think the dark(flavorful) beer does make a difference too :) Thanks for posting! Made for PRMR Feb 09.
Sorry, but I never had such a tasteless meal from a crockpot before this one. It was tasteless the only thing different was I didn't have dark beer I used Bud light, I cant believe that it made it that tasteless. Disappointed
These were delicious, rich and flavorful. The meat does fall off the bone, and it is so easy to put together. I made it exactly as posted except, after it was done, I thickened some of the remaining juices for a nice gravy. I served this with garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach, and it was great comfort food on a snowy weekend. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag Game.
These were so good. After cooking for 9 hours they were definitely melt in your mouth. The meat was falling off the bone. Usually we do our ribs slathered in a barbecue sauce, but this was a great way to do them too. I loved how easy they were to make as well. Thanks so much for posting this keeper!